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Video: Students Become 'Makers' of Their DIY Destiny

The Peninsula Sunrise Rotary Club of Redwood City encourage students to be part of the DIY movement at last week's Maker Faire.

Some students were excited for the food, some for the art. But whatever their attraction was, students from , , and McKinley joined the Peninsula Sunrise Rotary Club and the Salvation Army to attend the Maker Faire on Saturday, May 19.

Maker Faire is a two day DIY event attended by an estimate 50,000 to 95,000 people at the San Mateo Event Center in San Mateo.  Teachers were asked to select students they thought would benefit by attending of the most innovative, creative and thought provoking event that annually comes to the peninsula area. 

They explored exhibits that included robots, electric cars, fire breathing dragons and sculptures. The students also played with static and virtual worlds, and learned to solder by making LED Makers Faire pins.

 

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Kellie Zollars May 26, 2012 at 04:46 PM
My 12-year-old son and I attended the Maker Faire this year, and I recommend this event for kids of all ages and all interests: Giant bubble blowing, drumming, building things from all types of materials, trying to ride bikes of all sorts, soldering, hammering, sewing, computer games to play or create. There really is something for everyone no matter what age. The Exploratorium in San Francisco had a large space with great interactive activities. Lots of very interesting ideas even for those of us who are not really "techies" or mechanically inclined :).
Benjamin Johnson May 27, 2012 at 06:57 PM
Nice job by the Peninsula Sunrise Rotary engaging our local students in a worthy endeavor! May the students become "makers of their own destiny"!

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